Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Tilley

Mrs Wood

Mrs Cowburn

In Reception we have 3 teachers - Miss Tilley who teaches Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, Mrs Cowburn who teaches Thursday and Friday and Mrs Wood is full time. We are supported by amazing Teaching Assistants, Mrs Killilea and Miss Ollerhead.

At Charles Darwin Community Primary School we provide a safe, happy and nurturing learning environment.  In the Early Years Foundation Stage children are developing positive attitudes for future learning.  Our activities are carefully planned to encourage children to become independent and active learners by playing, investigating, exploring and creating.

In both our learning environments in the classroom and outside we meet the individual needs and interests of all our children by providing a balance between child initiated learning under the guidance of our staff and activities that are planned and led by an adult.

The Reception team plan the learning opportunities through half termly topics. Our learning activities are planned in both the outdoor and the classroom environments. Your child also helps to plan the activities by completing a PLOD (Possible Lines of Development) each week with the staff and they think of activities and ideas that they would like to do.


  • Please ensure you have a named water bottle in school, we wash the bottles out every night and refill them in the morning.
  • Make sure all school uniform is named, including PE kits and bags.
  • Read with your child every night and sign their diary.

Reception: News items

National Refugee Week, by Mrs Bennett

#Project Happy, by Mrs Bennett

Reception: Blog items

Recommend a Read, by Mrs Bennett

Hello Reception!, by Mrs Wood

Reception: Display work items

Reception: Events items

Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mr Adam Croft (Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley
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